Q: How did your journey bring you to CWRU?
"Circuitously! I came to CWRU first as an undergraduate in the Middle Ages (i.e., early 90s); did a degree-gathering tour of some other area universities; then returned to work at CWRU—first at Kelvin Smith, then at the Baker-Nord Center before being welcomed into [U]Tech."
Q: What excites you about your job?
"First and foremost: The people and the culture. It’s been great to have a job where going to work in enjoyable. Second to that, the diversity of tasks and opportunities affords a consistently diverse “To Do” list. For me, personally, that helps prevent the mental stagnation of repetition."
Q: How do you collaborate with researchers across campus?
"The two primary ways I collaborate are though consulting on technologies applicable to faculty projects and through teaching some of RCCI’s Exploring and Tinkering workshops."
Q: What technologies are important to you?
"As a self-proclaimed meliorist, most technologies are important to me! Honestly, though often overlooked as a technology, the printed book is a “top of my list.” In the more machine/digital tech world, I feel that wireless technologies have had the most significant impact on my daily life, particularly in combination with the internet and nearly ubiquitous web access."
Q: What is your favorite thing about Cleveland?
"Oh, boy… There’s so much! The fantastic food and craft beer scene; the West Side Market; SUP on the lake; hiking in the Emerald Necklace; every single one of the Wade Oval institutions; fairly low-cost of living; minimal traffic; heck, even the sports have been pretty darn good!"
Title: Teatime with SDLE (Solar Durability and Lifetime Extension) Center
Hosted By: SDLE Center (White 520)
Time: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:30 P.M. - 4:15 P.M.
Date: Starting from Tuesday, June 6, 2017 until Thursday, July 20, 2017 (7 weeks)
Location: White 411
Teatime with SDLE is a 45-minute discourse on various topics that is important and dear to a scientist who has to manage his research data and run consistent analytics on this data. SDLE is a research group headed by Prof. Roger French, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
- Introduction to Data Science: Git, R, Python, Shiny Apps
- Interactive DSCI Presentations: IO Slides
- Spark, SparkR, SparklyR
- R & Python Packaging
- Data Analysis: Step-wise Sample Studies, Spectral Analysis, Image Analysis, Time-series Analysis
- Big Data Analytics: Pig, Spark, MapReduce
Title: HPC Bootcamp
Time: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Location: Toepfer Room
Save the date for the HPC Bootcamp session on September 14, 2017. New users are obligated to attend the session, which introduces the high performance computing, its uses and explains how to use the HPC thoroughly.